Pre-K 4 SA http://tpr.org en Pre-K 4 SA Welcomes New Center Directors http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-4-sa-welcomes-new-center-directors <p>As the city prepares for the second year of Pre-K 4 SA, its early childhood measure, two more centers will be opening.</p><p>Christina Reck-Guerra (West Side) and Janice Hammonds (East Side) will guide the new education centers as Pre-K 4 SA expands, bringing the total number of centers to the program's maximum of four.</p><p>Hammonds comes from the Austin Independent School District where's she has served 27 years, most recently as the principal of an early childhood education center.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:44:43 +0000 Ryan Loyd 29460 at http://tpr.org Pre-K 4 SA Welcomes New Center Directors Greg Abbott Visits SA To Discuss Pre-K Plan, Stands Behind Controversial Citation http://tpr.org/post/greg-abbott-visits-sa-discuss-pre-k-plan-stands-behind-controversial-citation <p>Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Gregg Abbott appeared in San Antonio this week to tout his education plan just days after it was released to the public.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first part of Abbott’s plan includes students in pre-K through the third grade (<a href="http://abbotttownhall.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/EducatingTexansPreKThird.pdf">you can view the full plan here</a>.) </span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:43:40 +0000 Joey Palacios 29408 at http://tpr.org Greg Abbott Visits SA To Discuss Pre-K Plan, Stands Behind Controversial Citation Mayors Convene In San Antonio To Talk Pre-K, Education http://tpr.org/post/mayors-convene-san-antonio-talk-pre-k-education <p>Four mayors are focusing their time in office on education. Because of that, they're touring each other's cities to learn new ideas.</p><p>Former NBA star, and now the mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, walked the halls of Pre-K 4 SA's South Side model education center Friday. He told a panel consisting of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, Pre-K 4 SA CEO Kathy Bruck, and City Manager Sheryl Sculley, that he's jealous of San Antonio.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:43:16 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27893 at http://tpr.org Mayors Convene In San Antonio To Talk Pre-K, Education Mayor Castro Praises Pre-K 4 SA, Announces One Million Pound Challenge For City http://tpr.org/post/mayor-castro-praises-pre-k-4-sa-announces-one-million-pound-challenge-city <p>San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro dove into several main themes during his annual United State of the City address downtown. Among them were health care, education, downtown revitalization and the arts.</p><p>The address was reminiscent of President Obama's State of the Union speech when Castro introduced Tracy Mayon and her four-year-old daughter, Haylee, who is a Pre-K 4 SA student this year.</p><p>The mayor said afterward in a small gathering of press that early childhood education is the issue above all others.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:31:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 27355 at http://tpr.org Mayor Castro Praises Pre-K 4 SA, Announces One Million Pound Challenge For City Designs Unveiled For East And West Side Pre-K 4 SA Centers http://tpr.org/post/designs-unveiled-east-and-west-side-pre-k-4-sa-centers <p>Pre-K 4 SA is growing by two education centers in the fall. That means construction will soon be underway as the public gets its first look at the new center designs.</p><p>The centers, said CEO Kathy Bruck, are still heaps of dirt. But leaders are giving the first look at the new centers, which will hold up to 350 students when school begins.</p><p>The new centers means that Mayor Julián Castro's vision will be fully operational in the program's second year.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:36:44 +0000 Ryan Loyd 26989 at http://tpr.org Designs Unveiled For East And West Side Pre-K 4 SA Centers Castro & Van De Putte Join Davis In Support Of Pre-K Platform http://tpr.org/post/castro-van-de-putte-join-davis-support-pre-k-platform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Update (4:40 p.m.): </strong>Mayor Julián Castro and state Sen. Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joined Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis in San Antonio to support the rollout of the her pre-K campaign platform.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The three drummed up support from lawmakers, teachers and parents at San Antonio’s Amando </span>Leal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Middle School.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:47:27 +0000 Ryan Poppe 26659 at http://tpr.org Castro & Van De Putte Join Davis In Support Of Pre-K Platform Mayor Castro Shares Lessons Learned On Pre-K 4 SA At U.S. Conference Of Mayors http://tpr.org/post/mayor-castro-shares-lessons-learned-pre-k-4-sa-us-conference-mayors <p>The 82nd winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors is underway in Washington, D.C. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro traveled to the gathering after being asked to speak about early childhood education and how San Antonio implemented the Pre-K 4 SA initiative.</p><p>Castro spoke during the Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards Luncheon.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:42:50 +0000 Ryan Loyd 25525 at http://tpr.org Mayor Castro Shares Lessons Learned On Pre-K 4 SA At U.S. Conference Of Mayors Pre-K 4 SA, Area Students Receive 10,000 Books From Local McDonald's Owners http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-4-sa-area-students-receive-10000-books-local-mcdonalds-owners <p>Happy Meals at McDonald's this month will feature books instead of toys and to kick off a month of literacy, local owners and operators of the fast-food chain donated thousands of books to San Antonio's new Pre-K 4 SA program.</p><p>Local McDonald's owners and operators like Ned and Fabiola Stagg are giving 3,000 books to the program's children, and 7,000 to kids at schools throughout the city.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:07:50 +0000 Ryan Loyd 21414 at http://tpr.org Pre-K 4 SA, Area Students Receive 10,000 Books From Local McDonald's Owners Pre-K 4 SA Learning Centers Over 150 Students Shy Of Capacity http://tpr.org/post/pre-k-4-sa-learning-centers-over-150-students-shy-capacity <p>Pre-K 4 SA CEO Kathy Bruck updated the board Tuesday on the struggle to fill the two education centers to capacity. So far only 537 of the 700 slots are filled -- 229 students are enrolled at the Southside center, and 308 are enrolled in the North Side center.</p><p>Bruck believes some families will be better served with centers closer to their homes on the East and West Sides, which open next year.</p><p>She also said it's partly because it is a brand new program that many families still don't know about.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:58:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17885 at http://tpr.org Pre-K 4 SA Learning Centers Over 150 Students Shy Of Capacity An Exciting First Day Of Pre-K For Students, Parents & Mayor http://tpr.org/post/exciting-first-day-pre-k-students-parents-mayor <p>Not everyone gets a personal greeting from San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro on the first day of school, and not everyone gets to speak to him as personally as this.</p><p>Pete Aleman got to shake Castro's hand and thank him for the opportunity for his twin sons to attend Pre-K 4 SA.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:09:59 +0000 Ryan Loyd 17340 at http://tpr.org An Exciting First Day Of Pre-K For Students, Parents & Mayor